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London, May 3rd, 2013 – A young British company Sweetly™ Stevia Ltd has launched the most ground-breaking and environmentally friendly natural sweetener made from the stevia rebaudiana bertoni plant. Not only does it contain no calories, but in taste tests, people said it tasted better than sugar.

The number of people with obesity in the UK has more than trebled in the last decade. Doctors now say that the condition is reaching 'epidemic' proportions. Why are they so concerned?

In England, most people are overweight or obese. This includes 61.3% of adults and 30% of children aged between 2 and 15. People who are overweight have a higher risk of getting type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers.

Health problems associated with being overweight or obese cost the NHS more than £5 billion every year. By 2050 60% of men and 50% of women could be clinically obese. Without action, obesity-related diseases will cost an extra £45.5...

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